UNIT 8 REDOX REACTIONS
OXIDATION: Loss of electron(s) by any species
REDUCTION: Gain of electron(s) by any species
OXIDISING AGENT: Acceptor of electron(s)
REDUCING AGENT: Donor of electron(s)
A reaction in which oxidation and reduction takes place simultaneously is called a redox reaction.
It denotes the oxidation state of an element in a compound ascertained according to a set of rules formulated on the basis that electron in a covalent bond belongs entirely to more electronegative element.
TYPES OF REDOX REACTIONS
1. Combination reactions
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